Commentaries & Articles
India’s Healthcare Diplomacy with Africa reflects Southern Solidarity
The tiny African nation Gambia has recently been in the news due to the unfortunate deaths of 70 children from July to September, reportedly connected to four paediatric cough syrups made in India.[1]In September, Gambia's Government opened an investigation into the deaths of children.
Russia’s Ukraine War and the Concept of Balance of Power since Congress of Vienna
Prologue
From Congress of Vienna to the beginning of the First World War; Europe survived for nearly a century without a major war like the one it saw ended with the Battle of Waterloo or the one it would see starting in 1914.
A Quiet Revolution in the Making
The RFP and Beyond
On 07 Sept 2022, a Request for Technical and Commercial Proposal (RFP) was issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the design and developmentof 5 lakh secure microchips, 50,000 of which were to be absorbed in the armed forces.
Why Securing the Information Domain has become an Urgent Necessity for India?
A Special Meeting of the UN Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) was conducted in India in October this year. It was led by the External Affairs Minister, Dr S. Jaishankar, on India’s behalf, where he emphasized the increasing usage of emerging technologies, especially social media, for furthering terrorism.
North Korea’s ICBM Launch Worrying – Part II
Response from Japan
As an immediate neighbour, Japan was alarmed by North Korea’s missile launch. It was concerned as the missile landed about 125 miles from Japan’s coastline. In the preceding months, North Korea’s ballistic missile launches also had reached Japan’s coastline.
Israel-Lebanon Maritime Agreement and its regional consequences
Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF, discusses "Israel-Lebanon Maritime Agreement and its regional consequences" by assessing the critical dimensions of the historic deal and dissecting the impact of the said agreement in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and West Asian region. 
Longewala December 1971: If it Was Fought as a Unified Theatre Command Battle
Longewala- an Opportunity Lost
On 4 December 1971 when Indian forces were advancing into erstwhile East Pakistan, the Pakistanis decided to advance into Rajasthan along Axis Ramgarh – Jaisalmerand beyond.
VIF News Digests
China Daily Digest
December 8, 2022
China: Daily Scan, December 08, 2022

New Party chiefs appointed for Chinese provinces: Xinhuanet December 7, 2022 The Central Committee of the Communist Party of...

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Neighbourhood News
December 8, 2022
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 08, 2022

Afghanistan Female Students in Grade 12 Take Final Exam to Graduate: Tolo News On Wednesday, female students in the 12th...

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Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
December 8, 2022
Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 28 November - 04 December, 2022

Economic Six taikonauts of two missions in historic gathering in China Space Station, give country the largest population...

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Africa Now
December 5, 2022
Africa Now - Weekly Newsletter (Week 49, 2022)

Welcome to Africa Now, your weekly newsletter for Africa, presenting the most important developments in the continent - news...

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Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
December 2, 2022
VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-30 November 2022

DEFENCE MALABAR 22 culminates. Mr Carlos Del Toro, Secretary of Navy, US on a five day official visit to India. Raksha...

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Science and Technology
December 5, 2022
Science and Technology (S&T) Digest, 16-30 November 2022, Issue 2

In this Issue I. Defence and Security Project 15B Stealth Guided Missile Destroyers Delivered to the Indian Navy India...

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International Development
July 3, 2021
VIF News Digest: International Developments (US, Europe and Russia), 16-30 June 2021

I. UNITED STATES Politics and Society Biden, Putin say progress made in Geneva but gulfs on issues remain, 16 June 2021...

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VIF Cyber Review
November 17, 2022
VIF Cyber Review: October 2022

NATIONAL Tata Power’s IT infrastructure suffered a cyber-attack; critical systems were not disrupted On 14 October 2022,...

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Myanmar Round Up
November 14, 2022
Myanmar Round-Up: October 2022

The month witnessed a rise in conflict between the military and the opposition forces, especially the air strikes as the...

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West Asia Round Up
November 24, 2022
West Asia Roundup-October 2022

Abstract: Iran continued to remain in the throes of protests and increased acts of defiance by the celebrities and common...

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